Facts & Figures

Luzerne County Community College
521 Trailblazer Drive, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania 18634-3899


  • Public two-year college offering associate degree, certificate, and diploma programs.
  • Founded in 1966 under the sponsorship of the Luzerne County Board of Commissioners and guided by a fifteen member Board of Trustees.
  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680, (267)-284-5000.


  • Credit enrollment (Fall 2020): 4,454
    • 35.5% attend full-time / 64.5% attend part-time
    • 64% are females / 36% are males
    • 68% live in Luzerne County
    • 67% are enrolled in transfer programs / 33% are enrolled in occupational programs
    • 2,755 individuals enrolled in distance learning/hybrid courses
  • Noncredit enrollment (2019-2020): 2,215
    • Includes Workforce and Community Development Division and Public Safety Training Institute.


  • 650 degrees, certificates, and diplomas were awarded to 674 individuals in 2018-2019
  • 33,535 individuals have received associate degrees, certificates, or diplomas since 1967 (as of June, 2020)

Employees (2019-2020)

  • Full-time faculty - 130
    • 9 month – 92
    • 12 month – 38
  • 1 part-time faculty member (paid hourly; 19 hours or less)
  • 55 administrative staff FT & PT
  • 122 support staff FT & PT
  • 6 security FT & PT

Finances (2019-2020)

  • Operating budget of $43,814,124
  • Income is derived from federal, state, and local governments, student tuition, vending services, and bookstore
  • Student tuition is $134 per semester hour for part-time in-county residents; full-time in-county students pay flat rate of $2,010 per semester

Main Campus

  • The campus of Luzerne County Community College is situated on a 167-acre site in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania plus two downtown locations. The College consists of 18 buildings including twelve classroom and instructional facilities, a library, an administration building, a conference center, a campus center, security and printing services, and physical plant services. The value of campus buildings and equipment as of July 1, 2020 exceeds $149,750,095.
  • Upcoming projects through 2021 include building renovations and capital improvement/deferred maintenance projects.

Additional College Centers
  • Berwick Center
  • Hazleton Center
  • Northumberland Center
  • M & T Educational Center (Pittston)
  • Scranton Center
  • Greater Susquehanna Center (Watsontown)
  • Wilkes-Barre Center

The Library
The Library is committed to supporting student success. In addition to providing access to resources that support the curriculum, the College's librarians work with students one-on-one teaching them how to find, evaluate, and use information sources effectively in their coursework. Librarians are available in-person and via chat. The Library's physical space fosters quiet study and collaboration, with seating for over 100, 2 group study areas, and 25 computers. Resources include over 58,000 print books and periodicals, as well as digital resources such as e-book collections with nearly 200,000 titles, 85 scholarly databases, and a streaming media collection.

Programs of Study

  • 71 occupational programs (includes degree, certificate, and diploma programs)
  • 25 liberal arts/transfer programs
  • 10 credit-free career training programs as well as numerous conferences, seminars, workshops, and business/industry customized training either on-campus or throughout the community

Special Programs

  • LPN-RN Program
  • Prior Learning
  • Work-based Learning and Apprenticeship Partnerships
  • 2+2+2 Program
  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
  • Early College enrollment with over 38 school districts
  • Articulation agreements with 41 colleges and universities
  • Custom-designed training programs for regional business and industry
  • Plus50 Initiative
  • Dual Admissions Program (King's College, Misericordia University, Wilkes University, Temple University, Marywood University, University of Scranton, East Stroudsburg, Bloomsburg University and Kutztown University)
  • 12 Program-to-Program Agreements with 14 State Universities

Student Support Services

  • Act 101 Program
  • KEYS Program
  • Perkins Program
  • Career services
  • Counseling and advising services
  • Services for students with disabilities
  • Learning support services, including tutoring and supplemental instruction
  • Placement testing
  • Transfer counseling
  • Veteran’s services

Student Activities

  • 41 student clubs and organizations
  • Student Government Association and student leadership opportunities
  • Radio station and TV station
  • 6 intercollegiate athletics teams
  • Opportunities for intramurals and extramurals

Operating costs are shared among the students, county and the state. This translates roughly into each group being responsible for one-third the total cost.

Thomas Leary, President